Police Officer Leo T. Cunningham

Police Officer Leo T. Cunningham

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1940

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Leo T. Cunningham

Police Officer Leo Cunningham was killed in a motorcycle crash while he and his partner were in pursuit of a traffic violator on E 14th Street near 54th Avenue.

His motorcycle struck an item in the road causing the accident.

Officer Cunningham had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Cunningham,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland.


United States Border Patrol

July 18, 2020

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